Calzaghe's Old School Training

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by youngmonzon, Nov 4, 2007.


  1. youngmonzon

    youngmonzon Active Member Full Member

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    Joe Calzaghe has often stated that he only does old school style training.

    Runs six miles a day on flat surfaces and hills. Hits the pads and bags, spars, and does calisthenics. Pushups, pullups, situps. He has stated that he never does any sort of weight lifting. In other words trains like the all time greats.

    With this sort of training, he is never tired, throws 100 plus punches per round, has tremendous speed and is very flexible and mobile. He never loses.

    He also consistently defeats fighters that train with so called modern methods. e.g., Kessler lifts weights and uses machines, ditto for Manfredo, Lacy and Bika, etc.

    Could it be that all the nonsense about not running long distances and using weights that is espoused on this site by many is just pure nonsense from "trainers" that have never stepped in ring?
     
  2. younghypnotiq

    younghypnotiq Boxing Addict Full Member

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    ur a ****ing moron idk how to respond to that stupidity. doing tons of pushups and situps etc is just a waist o time and so is running 6 miles
     
  3. youngmonzon

    youngmonzon Active Member Full Member

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    Hmmm. It seems to work for Calzaghe and for other greats like Monzon, Hagler, Robinson, Marciano, etc.

    Either way, please express your opinions more clearly and with proper spelling and grammar.
     
  4. radianttwilight

    radianttwilight Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Just cause it worked for Calzaghe doesn't mean it worked/will work for everybody.
     
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  5. south_paw

    south_paw New Member Full Member

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    Yeah diffrent things work for diffrent people. Some people can get away without doing roadwork, others can't. Same goes for everything else.
     
  6. youngmonzon

    youngmonzon Active Member Full Member

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    What real boxer gets away with doing no roadwork??

    Those that do not run get gassed and KO'd.
     
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  7. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Load of BS. Everything you've said are components of a boxer, but you forgot skill. For example, Calzaghe could easily get stronger from lifting weights, but for some reason, like many boxers believe, weights are evil.
     
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  8. younghypnotiq

    younghypnotiq Boxing Addict Full Member

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    well if calzaghe sprinted and lifted weights he would be even better
     
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    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That's what I mean. He has the skills but he could still improve and lifting weights would help, a lot.
     
  10. Glenwils

    Glenwils Member Full Member

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    Frank Bruno never touched a bag or ran a mile, he was natrually talented.
     
  11. Relentless

    Relentless Obsessed with Boxing booted

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    calzaghe also dehydrates himself to make weight.
     
  12. gregsid

    gregsid Active Member Full Member

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    I don't know what you guys are talking about, the kid has some valid points.
    Plus, saying that if Calzaghe lifted weighs and sprinted he would be better... I'm sorry to that you can't get much better than him, he the best in the world at his weight class and hes never really had any "close" fights. So apperently his training is the best for him and I'm sure hes tried other methods of training that didn't work as good (aka lifting).

    Like one of you mentioned before, different things work better or worse for different people, there is no right or wrong to working out for the individual. Honestly I don't believe in weights either and I don't believe weights will make me stronger in comparision to using only calistenics. But once again that's my opinion and what works best for my body.
     
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  13. Rakim

    Rakim Captain ****wit Full Member

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    Calzaghe's training routine works perfectly for him, but everyone's different. The fact that he's one of the most skilled boxers of all time helps to balance out the lack of any weight lifting in his routine.
     
  14. RDJ

    RDJ Boxing Junkie booted

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    I fully agree.
     
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    James Toney.
     


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